Karen Krizanovich

Karen Krizanovich

Agrees with the Tomatometer 58% of the time.

Publications:
Empire Magazine , Filmstar Magazine , Radio Times
Total Reviews:
70

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 96% Citizenfour (2014) " A sobering look at what the American government, at least, is doing in the name of security. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Testament Of Youth " Testament of Youth is tasteful and lyrical, but it still packs a punch. " ‐ The List
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 57% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " Joffe conjures superb performances from the perfect cast: this is Firth and Kidman at their best. A sexy, chilling and stylish trick of the light, this psychological thriller knows exactly what it's doing. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 5, 2014
2/5 9% Catwoman (2004) " Poor special effects (with weak echoes of better superhero outings such as Spider-Man) and an uneven central performance contribute to what was one of the flop blockbusters of 2004. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 3, 2014
4/5 89% Locke (2014) " A milestone film for both actor and film-maker, Locke is extraordinary viewing. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " With laughs derived from depression, death and denial, this is Allen at this tartest, tightest and most observant. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 27, 2013
4/5 96% Ratatouille (2007) " Working with a tight, well-judged script and sensational animation that makes you want to go home and cook -- as well as be nicer to rodents -- director Brad Bird delivered the best family comedy of that year. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 4, 2013
3/5 59% Stuck in Love (2013) " writer/director Josh Boone has made a quiet romantic fantasy, complete with downbeat indie soundtrack, which in its own way is as unrealistic as any blockbuster but a perfectly pleasant watch. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/5 73% Populaire (2013) " A fresh and colourful romantic comedy about typing? Surely some mistake? Au contraire. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/5 55% I Give It a Year (2013) " Watch it, and laugh at the truth about love. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 8, 2013
4/5 79% Quartet (2013) " There is nothing startling or challenging about Quartet, but it's a delightful film that touches on themes of ageing and the enduring importance of art. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 3, 2013
3/5 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " It's a lightweight confection, but Pitch Perfect is great fun while the fat lady (and the skinny one) sings. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 21, 2012
2/5 25% Fun Size (2012) " A gross, sprawling and barely credible teen comedy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/5 51% The Three Stooges (2012) " The Three Stooges is far more enjoyable than it perhaps ought to be. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 23, 2012
2/5 66% The Women on the 6th Floor (2011) " Let's just say that this is not a film that will endear itself to a female audience. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 11, 2012
4/5 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) " The premise may be pretty ridiculous, but this movie surprises by actually making sense. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 20, 2012
4/5 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) " Despite a little sag in the middle, where the script could have used some extra punch, this wonderfully imaginative movie succeeds in being that rare thing: a family film that the whole family will enjoy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 22, 2012
4/5 51% John Carter (2012) " This lavish production of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burrough's space adventure has much to recommend it. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 8, 2012
3/5 91% Arthur Christmas (2011) " This seasonal animated offering from Aardman has all the hallmarks of being a perennial festive favourite. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 16, 2011
4/5 46% Anonymous (2011) " Anonymous is poignant and shocking by turns, while maintaining an entertaining pace. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 27, 2011
3/5 24% The Three Musketeers (2011) " Clipping along with a snappy script that isn't afraid to be silly, this rip-snorting swathe of derring-do is thoroughly enjoyable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 13, 2011
4/5 23% What's Your Number? (2011) " A wonderfully funny comedy that shows young women in their real environment, competing with themselves. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 5, 2011
2/5 24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " Low-quality entertainment with only surface polish. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 25, 2011
2/5 22% The Smurfs (2011) " Although adults will find it barely entertaining (even with one rather inappropriate Marilyn Monroe allusion), children will love the little blue folks... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 4, 2011
3/5 87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) " Meticulously researched with great archive footage to accompany the contemporary commentary, the compelling chronicle captures the exciting essence of the time and shows just how famous Fischer became: this was a man who single-handedly made chess sexy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 14, 2011
2/5 51% Holy Rollers (2010) " The problem is that it's not terribly dramatic, despite good central performances from Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 7, 2011
5/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) " By treating funny women as normal people, Wiig has crafted a game-changing comedy that's even better than The Hangover. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 23, 2011
2/5 10% Honey 2 (2012) " Its script seems to have been written by children. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2011
3/5 59% Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2011) " Sometimes it's the little things that make the largest cultural impact, and Vidal Sassoon shows just how pivotal the work of one ambitious hairdresser can be. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2011
2/5 28% Take Me Home Tonight (2011) " There's a good, snappy screwball comedy buried somewhere in the movie, but director Michael Dowse can't unearth it. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2011
2/5 27% Your Highness (2011) " Your Highness is a well-made but lowbrow period comedy with limited appeal. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 7, 2011
3/5 83% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) " There's a solid supporting cast, including a long-haired William H Macy and a shamefully underused Marisa Tomei as Haller's ex-wife, while McConaughey more than holds his own in the lead. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2011
2/5 9% Age of the Dragons (2011) " Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will certainly be disappointed, much like everyone else. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 3, 2011
3/5 91% Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) " A sharp and very American probe into payback that puts forward a strong, if not entirely watertight, case. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 3, 2011
3/5 55% Morning Glory (2010) " Michell's seamless, steady direction lets McAdams's energy shine through and allows Ford and his fellow news anchor Diane Keaton to craft beautifully timed comedic performances... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 20, 2011
3/5 10% Little Fockers (2010) " It's far from intellectually taxing, but Little Fockers is much funnier than it deserves to be. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 23, 2010
3/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " It isn't quite Love Story, but comes close. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 23, 2010
2/5 0% Fred: The Movie (2010) " Kids may love this film - they're the target audience after all - but adults should stand well back. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 16, 2010
2/5 32% For Colored Girls (2010) " At least an interesting failure. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 9, 2010
2/5 64% Secretariat (2010) " Secretariat's story still feels untold. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 2, 2010
3/5 50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) " So what if the owls' beaks look weird and there's a lot of death, slavery and brainwashing? This is a breathtakingly beautiful film for courageous kids who aren't afraid of heights. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 21, 2010
2/5 5% Vampires Suck (2010) " The erratic, barely humorous dialogue here is even more ghastly than your average spoof, while Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer's direction is patchy, to say the least. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 14, 2010
2/5 28% Life as We Know It (2010) " The two leads have screen appeal, but the chemistry between them is thin, while the story wavers between hackneyed clichés and incredibility... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 7, 2010
3/5 28% Takers (2010) " This take on the classic cop v robbers formula makes for handsome, smart and fast-paced entertainment. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 30, 2010
3/5 89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) " The cinematography and some of the performances are not stellar, but Goldthwait's script is extraordinary, examining the choices we make between surviving and really living. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2010
4/5 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " The cast is spectacular: Roberts looks relaxed, luminous and credible, Javier Bardem is suitably rugged as her new lover, while Richard Jenkins is brilliant as her grumbling prayer pal. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2010
2/5 26% Why Did I Get Married Too (2010) " Undermined by its inability to stand separately from its predecessor. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2010
3/5 10% Grown Ups (2010) " The impressive abilities of this ensemble go underused in a clichéd comedy that stalls at nice and stupid on its way to profundity. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/5 66% The Karate Kid (2010) " The action sequences, as expected with Chan, are amazing. These, along with a snappy pace, stunning locations and credible performances, counterbalance the film's overlong running time. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 22, 2010
3/5 94% Good Hair (2009) " Though its production values are on the low side and it flounders a little as it bounces from Hollywood to India, overall it's a fascinating, energetic and enlightening film that'll ensure you'll never look at hair the same way again. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 24, 2010
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